Tlalocohyla smithii (Boulenger, 1902)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Tlalocohyla > Species: Tlalocohyla smithii

Hyla nana Günther, 1901, Biol. Centr. Amer., Rept. Batr., Vol. 7, Part 165: 263. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.12.76–82 (formerly 1901.12.19.76–82), according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 102, and museum records. Type locality: "Mexico, [Morelos,] Cuernavaca". Preoccupied by Hyla nana Boulenger, 1889.

Hyla smithii Boulenger, 1902, Zool. Rec., 38: 33. Replacement name for Hyla nana Günther, 1901.

Tlalocohyla smithiiFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 107.

English Names

Dwarf Mexican Treefrog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 23; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 58; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 25).


Pacific lowlands of Mexico from extreme southwestern Chihuahua and southern Sonora south to southern Oaxaca and in the Balsas Depression from Michoacán to México and Puebla.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


See Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 368–370. Formerly in the Hyla picta group; this group was transferred into the Hyla godmani group by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 905–907, and who provided an account. Smith, Chiszar, and Lemos-Espinal, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 75, provided records for Chihuahua and Sonora, Mexico. Lemos-Espinal, 2007, Anf. Rept. Chihuahua Mexico: 44–45, provided an account (as Hyla smithii) for Chihuahua, Mexico. Rorabaugh and Lemos-Espinal, 2016, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Sonora: 168–170, provided a detailed account of natural history, morphology, distribution, and conservation status in Sonora, Mexico. See Varela-Soto, Abarca, Brenes-Mora, Aspinall, Leenders, and Shepack, 2022, Zootaxa, 5178: 520, for dot map. Loc-Barragán, Smith, Woolrich-Piña, and Lemos-Espinal, 2024, Herpetozoa, Wien, 37: 30, reported on the distributional and conservation status in the state of Nayarit, Mexico.  

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